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The A to Z of opera.

Author: Keith Anderson
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Naxos, [2000]
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : Biography   Book : Italian
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930 Page Book details composer's lives with glossary of musical terms. 2 CDs with 2 1/2 hours of music. 150 tracks to stream.

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Genre/Form: Excerpts
Material Type: Biography, Music
Document Type: Sound Recording, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Anderson
ISBN: 9789626342107 9626342102 9626347104 9789626347102
OCLC Number: 69658620
Language Note: Sung in Italian, English, French and German.
Notes: Naxos: 8.555037, 8.555038.
Compact discs.
Accompanied by booklet (762 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)) written by Keith Anderson, which includes plot synopses, background details, biographical notes, and glossary of musical and operatic terms -- contains alphabetical list of composers with brief biographical details, notes on their most famous works and recommended recordings from the Naxos catalogue; also includes a Glossary of operatic terms (28 p.).
Performer(s): Various performers.
Description: 2 audio discs : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (762 pages)
Contents: CD 1. Sinfonia & Ecco pur ch'a voi from L'Orfeo / Monteverdi (1:42) --
When I am laid in earth from Dido and Aeneas / Purcell (3:51) --
Lascia ch'io pianga from Rinaldo (3:48) --
Ombra mai fu (largo) from Serse (2:47) / Handel --
Dance of the blessed spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice (6:06) --
Ombre larve from Alceste (3:47) / Gluck --
Madamina! (Catalogue aria) from Don Giovanni (5:43) --
Soave sia il vento (Terzetto) from Cosi fan titte (3:12) --
Non piu andrai from The marriage of Figaro (3:51) --
Hölle Rache (Aria of the queen of the night) from Die Zauberflöte (2:53) / Mozart --
Abscheulicher! from Fidelio / Beethoven (7:27) --
Huntsmen's chorus from Der Freischütz / Weber (2:39) --
Largo al factotum from The Barber of Seville / Rossini (4:36) --
Furtiva lagrima from L'elisir d'amore / Donizetti (5:12) --
Qui la voce sua soave from I Puritani / Bellini (5:26) --
Un di felice (Love duet) from La Traviata (4:41) --
Grand march from Aida (1:43) --
E sogno? O realita from falstaff (6:10) / Verdi. CD 2. Donna e mobile from Rigoletto / Verdi (2:16) --
Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre (5:25) --
Beglückt darf nun dich (Pilgrim's chorus) from Tannhäuser (3:46) / Wagner --
Ebben, ne andro lontana from La Wally / catalani (3:30) --
O, silver moon (Song to the moon) from Rusalka / Dvorak (5:55) --
O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi (2:21) --
Che gelida manina from La Boheme (4:26) --
Bel di vedremo from Madame Butterfly (4:38) --
E lucevan le stelle from Tosca (3:00) --
Nessun dorma from Turandot (3:02) / Puccini --
Dome epais (Flower duet) from Lakme / Delibes (5:26) --
Meditation from Thaïs / Massenet (4:41) --
Amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) from Carmen (4:52) --
Au fond du temple saint (Duet) from The pearl fishers (5:52) / Bizet --
Recitar! ... Vesti la giubba from Pagliacci / Leoncavallo (3:14) --
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana / Mascagni (3:42) --
Come un bel di di maggio from Andrea Chenier / Giordano (2:55) --
Roxana's aria from King Roger / Szymanowski (4:23) --
Glück, das mir verblieb (Marietta's Lied) from Die tote Stadt / Korngold (5:37).

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